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Hugh XI of Lusignan

Hugh XI of Lusignan

French noble
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro French noble
Gender male
Death April 6, 1250
Family
Mother: Isabella of Angoulême
Father: Hugh X of Lusignan
Siblings: Aymer de ValenceHenry III of EnglandRichard1st Earl of CornwallWilliam de Valence1st Earl of PembrokeIsabella of EnglandJoan of EnglandQueen of ScotlandEleanor of LeicesterIsabella of LusignanAlice de LusignanCountess of Surrey
Spouse: Yolande of BrittanyJoanCountess of Toulouse
Children: Hugh XII of LusignanAlice de Lusignan of Angoulême
The details
Biography

Hugh XI de Lusignan, Hugh VI of La Marche or Hugh II of Angoulême (1221 – 6 April 1250). He succeeded his mother Isabelle of Angoulême, former queen of England, as Count of Angoulême in 1246. He likewise succeeded his father Hugh X as Count of La Marche in 1249. Hugh XI de Lusignan was the half-brother of Henry III of England.

Family

Hugh XI was betrothed in 1224 to Joan of Toulouse, the daughter and heiress of Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse and his wife Sancha de Aragón. The betrothal was later broken and Joan was married to a brother of the French King.

By the Treaty of Vendôme in March 1227 Hugh XI was next betrothed to Isabelle of France, the daughter of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile. Isabelle broke off the marriage.

Hugh XI married Yolande of Brittany (1218 – 1272) in 1236, the daughter of Peter I, Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, by his 1st wife, Alix, daughter of Guy of Thouars.

In 1236, Yolande received as her dowry, the titles of Countess of Penthièvre, Dame de la Fère-en-Tardenois, de Chailly, and de Longjumeau which she held suo jure. Her brother John I, Duke of Brittany granted her the title of suo jure Countess of Porhoet. They had seven children.

  • Hugh XII of Lusignan. Married Jeanne de Fougères
  • Guy de Lusignan (died 1288/89)
  • Geoffrey de Lusignan (died 1264)
  • Alice (or Alix) de Lusignan ( after October 1236- May 1290). Married Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester
  • Mary (or Marie) de Lusignan (1242-after 11 July 1266). Married Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby
  • Isabelle de Lusignan, lady of Belleville (1248–1304). Married Maurice de Belleville
  • Yolande de Lusignan (died 10 November 1305). Married Pierre I, seigneur of Préaux

Hugh XI's wife Yolande never remarried.


Death

In 1249 he agreed to serve Alphonse, Count of Poitiers, for a year on the Seventh Crusade. Hugh XI was killed 6 April 1250 in Battle of Fariskur, Egypt which was the last major battle of the Seventh Crusade. He was on crusade with King Louis IX. His son Hugh XII succeeded him as Count of La Marche and Angoulême.


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